Pete Romanowski is retiring from marshaling

Pete Romanowski, one of NCR’s and SCCA’s best known flaggers is retiring from marshaling after 41 years of dedication to our sport. But that doesn’t mean he’s going away! I received the following email from him the other day:

Hi folks in the racing community,
It is with sadness that I’m giving up marshaling at races. My back has gone from bad to worse with no cure. To make matters worse, I can’t get a knee replacement because I am not able to rehabilitate. Catch 22, I get around with the use of a walker, my health is good, I just can’t do anything. I will try to come to see races just not at dark thirty. I will miss being on corners or at start, most of all I will miss the camaraderie 🏁 🏁 🏁

Pete

After all those years of working Flagging & Communications and as a Starter, Pete has quite a legacy…

  • Worked corners, Autocrossed and Rallied in Florida Region where he started
  • Corner Capt at Daytona 24 hr. for over 15 years at Turn 5
  • PBIR before it became Moroso
  • The original Miami Grand Prix in the middle of a tropical storm
  • Miami Indy
  • Palm Beach Grand Prix
  • Tampa Grand Prix
  • Sebring when it was 5 miles long
  • Daytona 24 when the Porsche 935 was winning
    (did I mention that he started his SCCA career in Florida?)
  • Road Atlanta IMSA
  • CSPUSRRC Road Atlanta
  • Charlotte IMSA and Trans Am
  • Watkins Glen Can Am and Championship of Makes
  • All these tracks for SCCA plus Roebling Road Raceway, Carolina Motorsports Park,
    VIRginia International Raceway and Summit Point
  • Chief starter for NCR, CCR , SCR and the IMSA Road Atlanta
  • National F&C since ’79 and worked on a log book 2 yrs before that
  • Board of Directors in Florida Region for 10 yrs
And now…a few pictures from the Romanowski archives:

Watkins Glen 1980

Tampa 1990

Road Atlanta 1985

Daytona thru the Years. This one was 94/95

Daytona 2011

Heather being clingy

CMP with Buckberry

Summit Point

Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta

At home at VIR

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